Design Director, Atlanta Magazine

  • Job Description:

    Description: Atlanta magazine is looking for a Design Director, who will be responsible for the overall look of the Atlanta magazine brand, spanning print, digital, and social media. S/he will collaborate with, supervise, and inspire a three-person art staff to create a magazine each month that is visually inviting, provocative, sophisticated, and commercial. The design director will touch, directly or indirectly, every edit page of the magazine, from the tiniest photo credit to a 16-page service package stuffed (engagingly) with dozens of elements. Beyond the monthly main magazine, s/he will also oversee the design of our ancillary edit-produced publications, including our quarterly shelter book, HOME magazine.

    Job responsibilities: Working with the editor-in-chief and Emmis editorial director to conceive and execute compelling and commercial covers • Overseeing and implementing any future redesign of the magazine • Clearly and promptly communicating assignments to contributing photographers, illustrators and graphic artists • Using a limited budget in creative ways • Working closely with different departments to ensure a timely close of each issue • Finding ways to tell stories graphically and in unconventional and non-linear ways • Leading brainstorming sessions, suggesting heds and deks, and coming up with story ideas • Planning, alongside the editor-in-chief and section editors, for future covers and coverage • Nurturing and cultivating a deep roster of contributing photographers, illustrators and graphic artists • Directing photo shoots as appropriate.

  • Position: Design Director
  • City: Atlanta
  • Region: Southeast
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: For 55 years, Atlanta magazine has chronicled the South’s most compelling and vibrant city through provocative features, investigative journalism, authoritative service, and groundbreaking design. From food to fashion, politics to personalities, Atlanta magazine reflects the diversity and attitudes of a metro area with more than five million people. Atlanta magazine alumni have gone on to Esquire, ESPN magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Wired. We are part of Emmis Communications, whose publishing division owns six city and regional magazines, including Los Angeles magazine and Texas Monthly.
  • Company: Atlanta Magazine
  • Contact
  • Contact Name: Steve Fennessy, editor-in-chief
  • How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume (with at least three references), work samples to Steve Fennessy at the email address above. Use subject line Design Director. Deadline April 10.
  • Job Requirements: Good humor, rapacious curiosity, good humor, superior organizational skills, good humor, the courage to break rules and buck trends, and a compulsion to overcommunicate. • At least seven years’ design experience, preferably in magazines • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator CS6 • Did we mention good humor?
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